We understand that families are the primary sexuality educators for their children, and it is our goal is to provide parents and other caring adults with the information, skills, and resources they need to support their children’s healthy sexuality and development in a way that aligns with their own family values.
Information provided to the children at school is age-appropriate, medically-accurate, and inclusive. It is presented in a way that respects different value systems and beliefs, and encourages continued family conversations. To that end, we offer a home-school-professional partnership on which to balance developmentally appropriate attention to this area of our lives and learning.
During the school year, faculty meet with a professional in the field of human development. Our specialist presents three age-based, evening overviews for parents during fall trimester. During the second and third trimester, there are evening presentations for parents based on cross-age topics. Additionally, our consultant is available for families with inquiries through email.
During the school year, there are three sessions with the middle school classes (11+), half presentation and half conversation, during content time. The first focuses on physical development, the second on peer relationships, and the third on influences and issues outside home and school. In the middle band (ages 9-11), there are presentations that correlate with the middle school topics. Families are also invited to bring children to age-based, weekend sessions held throughout the year.
As children mature and encounter questions about relationships, social-emotional adjustment, physical changes, and choices, the faculty addresses those issues with care and conversation.